While Tiger Woods had to officially drop out of the AT&T National this year due to an elbow injury, several of the top players in the world were on the course today getting ready for the official kickoff of the tournament on Thursday; these players include Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk, Davis Love III and many others. Although Tiger was not playing, he was out and about during the Opening Ceremony and Pro-Am on Wednesday escorting many of the Wounded Warriors that this tournament sponsors. Tiger also held a press conference on Wednesday to discuss the tournament and his upcoming plans —
“Obviously, it’s disappointing not to play in my own event. This tournament means so much to us at the Foundation and what we’re able to do. We’ve raised $15 million for the D.C. area with two learning centers here. We have 25 Earl Woods scholars that are from here. To us, it’s a very important week. As I said, it’s disappointing not being able to play. On top of that, I am — or was defending. Looks like the golf course is in fantastic shape. It’s green. It’s lush. It’s thick. Temperature’s up. It’s going to present a hell of a test for the guys. I’ll be watching.” — Tiger Woods.
* If you have some free time over the next four days, be sure to check out the AT&T National Golf Tournament held at Congressional Country Club in Maryland. Tickets can be bought online at The Tiger Woods Foundation or if you are a member of the Department of Defense (Active Duty, Reserve, Retired, Dependents and Civilians), as well as the Coast Guard, you can just show up and show your official military ID for access.